Tears as armed Bandits Shoot 7 Soldiers Dead in Katsina

Tears as armed Bandits Shoot 7 Soldiers Dead in Katsina

  • Suspected armed bandits have launched a daring attack in Jibia local government area of Katsina state
  • The criminals killed seven Nigerien soldiers after the troops trailed bandits that rustled animals and crossed over to the Nigerian side of the border
  • An eyewitness said that since the attack on Monday, August 16, some of the soldiers have not been accounted for

Jibia, Katsina - Armed bandits reportedly killed seven Nigerien soldiers in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.

Daily Trust reported that the attack took place on Monday, August 16, at Kadobe village about 4 kilometres from Kukar Babangida village.

Nigerien Soldiers
About seven Nigerien soldiers have been shot dead by bandits in Katsina state. Photo credit: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP
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It was gathered that the soldiers trailed bandits that rustled animals from Nigerien villages and crossed over to the Nigerian side of the border.

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A resident who pleaded annoymity said the bandits sighted the Nigerien soldiers coming after them and killed seven, The News Wire added.

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Speaking further, the resident revealed that some of the soldiers including those who called for reinforcement have not been accounted for since the attack.

Residents of border communities in banditry prone areas rely on the Nigerien soldiers for help when they come under attack from bandits.

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Earlier, the Nigerian Army lost two of its personnel after they were attacked by some gunmen. The two soldiers were reportedly killed in Adani in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.

Specifically, they were attacked and killed at the military checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway, Sun News reports.

The attack has been confirmed by the Nigerian Army. The Army consequently blamed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Eastern Security Network for being behind the attack.

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Bandits kill 2 soldiers, abduct many in Sokoto state

Meanwhile, bandits reportedly killed two Nigerian soldiers, wounded several others and abducted many people in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state.

The attack took place at about 2pm on Thursday, July 15, in Unguwar Lalle, a few kilometres from Sabon Birni town.

A resident of the area, Lawal Gobir, said the two soldiers were killed while trying to repel the bandits’ attack.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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